The DACA program allows children whose parents brought them into the United States illegally to stay in the United States legally for a temporary amount of time. DACA status must be renewed every 2 years.
Unfortunately, the USCIS is currently not allowing new DACA applicants. Only DACA Renewals are allowed. You can find updates on DACA here.
All 3 of the following conditions are eligible for a DACA Renewal:
1. Person still with DACA (1 year before expiration date)
2. Person who had DACA, but expired
3. Person who had DACA, but was terminated
A DACA Renewal requires filling out the following 3 forms:
Form I-821D – Consideration for DACA
Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization (AED) for a work permit
Form I-765WS – Financial worksheet to back Form I-765
Submit the 3 forms, along with your current work permit, 2 passport photos, and a $495 fee.
Upon receiving your submission, the government will send you Biometrics Appointment information.
After the Biometrics Appointment is completed, the government makes a decision. You may be accepted, get a Request for Evidence (RFE) asking for more information, or be rejected.